The Midnight Tour
- Author: Richard Laymon
- Artist: Alan M. Clark
- Page Count: 600
- Pub. Date: 1998
- ISBN: 1-881475-40-9
- Status: Out of Print
The Midnight Tour
by Richard Laymon
About the Book:
It is the summer of 1997. Many years have gone by since Janice Crogan's summer of horror. The town of Malcasa Point has changed a lot — and so has the Beast House tour. Due to several popular books and movies about the infamous house of death, the tour is bigger and better than ever.
The self-guided daytime tour, safe for the whole family, gives the sanitized version of the attacks and murders. If you want the real story, however, you can get it.
Just take the Midnight Tour.
Every Saturday night, for a hundred dollars, you and twelve other guests can participate in the special picnic, private screening of The Horror, and the tour itself.
The tour starts at midnight. Your guide is the spunky young "Tuck," who knows everything about Beast House. As she leads you through the gloomy old house, she'll be happy to tell you all the most grisly, shocking, lurid details about the beast, its weird anatomy, and the horrible rapes and killings that have been committed in the various rooms and corridors, in the attic, in the cellar...
Don't worry, the tour's a little scary and disgusting, but it's perfectly safe.
Richard Laymon was born in Chicago in 1947. He grew up in California and has a BA in English Literature from Willamette University, Oregon, and an MA from Loyola University, Los Angeles.
He published more than sixty short stories in magazines such as Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, and Cavalier and in anthologies, including Modern Masters of Horror, The Second Black Lizard Anthology of Crime, and Night Visions 7.
His novel Flesh was named Best Horror Novel of 1988 by Science Fiction Chronicle and also shortlisted for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award, as was Funland.
Richard Laymon is the author of more than thirty acclaimed novels, including The Cellar, The Stake, Savage, Quake, Island, and Body Rides. He won the Bram Stoker Award for his Cemetery Dance novel, The Traveling Vampire Show.
Over fifty authors contributed to a tribute anthology entitled In Laymon's Terms.
His latest book with Cemetery Dance is The Woods are Dark (The Original, Uncut Version).
Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of 1,000 signed and numbered copies ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies